Whois Console is used for making
special queries or for querying a non-default whois server.
Sometimes a standard query output would create a need for making a
special query to obtain more detailed information. Here is an
example of a standard query output for the domain
You see that Tech and Admin information cannot be retrieved with
a standard query. Let's suppose you need to obtain the technical
support contact information. You can open the Whois Console by
clicking View =>
Whois Console or
Query => Custom Query, type in whois.nic.ad.jp for whois server and
YM676JP /e for query,
where YM676JP is the administrator's handle and /e is used for
suppressing Japanese output. Click Connect and you will see the following
Whois Console has a built-in list of many whois servers located
all over the world. To select a server from the list, click on the
Select button. If you want
to customize or update this list, click on the Select button, and the list of servers
will be displayed. To add a new server to the list, click on the
Add button and specify the
address of the server in the Server field, select the country in the
Country box, and add an
optional description. If you would like to edit an entry from the
list, select it and click on the Edit button. To delete an entry, select
it and click on the Delete
Right-clicking on the list of servers brings up the following
Select – enters the
selected server into the Whois
Server field in Whois
Add – brings up a dialog
window for adding a server to the list.
Edit – brings up a
dialog window for editing the selected server.
Delete – deletes the
selected server from the list.
Copy – copies the entire
list of servers or the selected entry, server address, country, or
description to the clipboard.
Save As – saves the list
of servers in text, HTML, XML, or XLS format.
Right-clicking on Whois
Console window brings up the following menu:
Clear – clears the Whois
Copy – copies the
selected text to the clipboard.
Select All – selects all
text in the output area.
Save As – saves the
query result as text file.
Font – allows you to
select the font for the Whois
Auto Clear – when
enabled, the current query results are deleted before processing
the next query.
Auto Scroll –
automatically scrolls down to the bottom of the query result
Word Wrap – toggles word
wrap for the query result text in the Whois Console window.